Possibly one of the worst movies ever made! I have a DVD of this and it's fun to watch. Apparently Herb Evers and Virginia Leith had fairly extensive acting careers according to Imdb. Israeli Eddie Carmel, who plays the monster, stood 7'8". He was a wrestling champion in Israel.
Some cool things:
The theme song "The Web" by Abe Baker and Tony Restaino is pretty cool. Have no idea what "Jig-It" is supposed to mean, though. Abe Baker was a jazz bass player with several recordings under his belt, amoung them a 1957 record called "My Pussy Belongs To Daddy." This song was banned from most record stores and radio stations for obscene lyrics.
A cool 1959 Mercury and 1959 Ford convertibles.
Some of the chicks don't look half bad even today.
Most of the filming was done in and around Tarrytown NY.
The film was actually made in 1960 but was not released for a couple of years due to what was them seemed graphic/shocking scenes.
June 30, 2006 Subject:
This film explores the ever important debate between science and ethics. I guess it has been an issue then and it will probably remain so for the rest of our existence. The question is not choosing one and eliminating the other, but how much of each is necessary for progress.
What I don't comprehend is why would you want to resuscitate someone/something that wants to destroy you? Seems suicidal to me. What wasted effort!
May 25, 2006 Subject:
It does die in the end
Gimme a hammer, I'll kill it.
I just don't like these overly campy movies.
But you will, you got no sense of taste.
July 6, 2004 Subject:
This is the edited version
This is one of my favorite movies. I saw it on TV when I was a little kid and it pleasantly traumatized me.
However, this is not the complete version. The violent scenes are either severely truncated or removed, and the print itself is pretty choppy in places. The payoff at the end, involving a neck being ripped out with glistening closeups of the tattered flesh, is completely gone. The whole movie leads up to that shot - and then it isn't there. There's a big obvious film splice and the music jumps.
Local TV stations in the 1960s and 1970s showed the movie intact. The commercial releases of this film vary in completeness - some have the blood'n'guts, some don't, some have part of it. I think MST3k's version retained the gore scenes.
The transfer of the version here is great, and the image quality is excellent - but I give this three stars rather than five because of the missing money shots.
July 4, 2004 Subject:
Sixties Sci-Fi Fun
This horror film is about a doctor who must save his girlfriend after a terrible auto accident. However, he can only manage to save her head. He keeps it (her) alive in a pan in his laboratory. Then it's off to a beauty pageant to search for replacement bodies!
Be sure to watch the MST3K treatment of this film.